Arrow (Premiere): Get ready for some intrigue and a thrilling unraveling of hidden truths in this riveting new series on DStv. After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he’s become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. Catch it from Friday 19 October at 22:30 CAT.
Rhythm City: Set in the world of the music industry the show blends youth and contemporary adult culture and aims to give a realistic glimpse into the world of music showbiz and the lives of the people who inhabit it. In the Khuse home, Kop and Mamokete are at each other’s throats about the lawyer issue. Kop pays his money and commits to Clement, who is concerned that Mamokete might spill the apple-cart. Meanwhile Tshidi is horrified at Sunay’s arrival with a camera crew. Gail is more determined to show full commitment to the radio station, despite being a single mother. Zothile and Andile’s marriage heads toward destruction, leaving Suffocate feeling guilty when Nqaba hears the news. Tune in to Rhythm City on Mondays to Fridays at 18:30 CAT.
The Good Wife (Season 4): The lawyers of the highly successful law firm Lockhart-Gardner are back on DStv for a fourth season and they are still not pulling any punches. The series revolves around Julianna Margulies who ignites the screen as Alicia Florrick, the political wife whose world is shattered when her husband is caught in an extra-marital and corruption scandal. Forced to support her family, she returns to work at a Chicago law firm headed by Diane Lockhart (Emmy and Tony Award winner Christine Baranski) and Will Gardner (Josh Charles), a driven attorney with a passion for justice. Tune in from Monday 22 October at 21:30 CAT.
Scandal!: A daily newspaper, The Voice, is the centre for this drama that takes you into the world of the latest and greatest news stories. This drama provides a glimpse into what happens behind the scenes of a busy newsroom. In the wake of his failed marriage and near miscarriage, Tino takes drastic steps which have devastating consequences for the three women in his life. A stressed Erin is rushed to hospital. Will she lose the baby? And will anyone be able to get hold of Tino? Why does Eddie trust Sasha? Thembeka puts her revenge plan in action. Sasha finds Stan without realizing it and unknowingly gives him the means of finding her. Daniel blackmails Tino into giving him first option to buy NZH shares. Scandal airs on Mondays to Thursdays at 19:30 CAT.
Fantasia For Real: The American Idol 3 winner Fantasia has been out of the game for a while, and the rumour mill has been working overtime: foreclosure, diva behaviour, dropped by her label, fired by her management and dumped by The Colour Purple. Now it’s time to clear the air and reclaim her greatness. Armed with a new manager, new material and a second chance at a hit musical, Fantasia vows not to make the same mistakes twice. However, the same obstacles are still in the way. Tune in on Mondays at 20:30 CAT.
Last Chance Salon (Premiere): Every year millions of women spend billions of dollars on beauty treatments. But what happens when surgeons botch boob jobs, beauticians blow Botox and hairdressers bungle barnets? Last Chance Salon is the beauty appointment viewers cannot afford to miss, as leading experts across the cosmetics industry meet the victims of dodgy practitioners’ handiwork. In each episode, consultants meet five patients and examine their beauty mishaps, dispensing advice and referring them for specialist treatment as necessary. At the same time, DStv viewers at home are offered critical guidance on how to avoid catastrophic procedures, all in an informative and scientific context. Each week, members of the public contribute personal anecdotes about their worst bikini wax or haircut and vox pops deliver facts and figures about the beauty industry. Most importantly of all, contributors have their lousy lipo, failed face lifts and filler fiascos fixed, by the very best in the business. From Thursday 25 October at 21:00 CAT.
Vampire Skeletons: Are vampires real or are they just a figment of someone’s highly creative imagination? In this documentary, a new archaeological find reveals a disturbing truth behind the legend of the vampire. Brutally abused corpses, some even shackled to their coffins, have been discovered. They date from hundreds to thousands of years before the creation of our first vampire, Dracula. This investigation will look into the darkest depths of humanity’s earliest fears of the undead and asks where these terrifying ideas came from. The film visits eerie grave sites in Europe and talks to archaeologist Catriona McKenzie. Illustrated by stylised recreations and extracts from films and literature, it’s a fascinating detective story with clues coming from folklore, archaeology and historians which DStv viewers are sure to enjoy. Tune in on Sunday 28 October at 20:10 CAT.
Monster by Mistake: Enchanted by a magic crystal, Warren turns into a two-metre-tall blue monster whenever he sneezes… and with a whole host of allergies, Warren finds himself in a fearsome body more often than not. He can only change back when he sneezes again and it’s anyone’s guess when that may happen. Along with his sister, Tracy, and the friendly ghost, Johnny B. Dead, Warren must thwart the evil plans of the wicked Gorgool, who wants nothing more than to capture the jewel that enchanted Warren!
VideoWars: At any time, four music videos from around the world go head to head in an all-out war for television domination, vying for the votes of Channel O viewers to see which one is going to dominate LIVE on their television screens. Viewers can freely interact via http://www.facebook.com/channeloafrica , http://videowarsafrica.mobi and via SMS on +27839208401 where standard international rates apply. With all these ways to pick a winner there is simply no excuse not to don virtual combat gear and get onto the VideoWars battlefield. Watch it on Fridays at 20:00 CAT.
O-News: An African music entertainment programme showcasing the latest news and goings-on in the African music entertainment arena. It is hosted by a different Channel O VJ every week and features guest artists as co-presenters every week. You can tune in to O-News on Fridays at 21:00 CAT.